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710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 08:38
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Yes!,Finally.. I crossed the 700 mark, I feel like a million bucks, and I'm all set to work on my 5-6 applications.

My trajectory: 570 > 650 > 710 (V 39 ; Q48)

My 1st attempt was after self study, using a buch of hand me down books, I was scoring ~ 700 on my practice tests, but I don’t know what went wrong, I got a 570.!

2nd attempt: I took the a GMAT prep class, found it somewhat useful, got a 670. Was even more frustreated than the 1st time.

3rd attempt: I took 2 months to study, and hired an ace online tutor.. this is what took me over the top.. my tutor was able to pin point my weaknesses and helped me cross my threshold and get into the promised land.. I got a 710!! For those people who need a push to cross the 700 mark, this is what helps the best I think.

I'm so happy!!!!!!!!!!!

Good luck to you all..
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 08:43
So if you had to do it over from the start, would you start off straight with the tutor and skip out on the initial self-study and classes? Or you think you needed those to establish a base?

BTW congrats on the score
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 08:59
So if you had to do it over from the start, would you start off straight with the tutor and skip out on the initial self-study and classes? Or you think you needed those to establish a base?

BTW congrats on the score
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Yes,

Only becuase my tutor was that good, and he would have guided me the right way and saved me a lot of time.. let me know if you need his contact info / linked in reviews..
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 20:33
So how did you find the GMAT compared to the OG and PREP software?
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 04:28
Definitely a little harder.
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2012, 21:28
Congratulations on your score and well done for your perseverance.
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 06:23
Thank you guys..

Work Hard and Work Smart.. good luck
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 07:53
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Very nice improvement!

rick1986 wrote:
my tutor was able to pin point my weaknesses and helped me cross my threshold and get into the promised land.. I got a 710!! For those people who need a push to cross the 700 mark, this is what helps the best I think.

I also want to highlight the importance of this. You were willing to find adjust and try something different. A number of test takers sometimes become passive and do the same thing for their retake. Another important issue was that you focused on your weaknesses.

By the way, was your second test score a 650 or 670?
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 09:19
Thanks, was a 650..

yea, i agree, its good to know ur weaknesses, and do something to overcome them.. I only wish i signed up with my tutor earlier..
would have saved me time and money!
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 06:33
Just 1 more comment for those trying to cross a 700.. don't aim for a 700 and expect to get it. Aim for a 730-740 and maybe you'll land a 700.

In other words, you should be scoring a 720+ in your final few tests to expect to get a 700 in the real test... If you are scoring under 700 in your tests, and if time permits, better work on your weaknesses and postpone your test… that’s what I did.. and it worked!
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 06:56
Would you be willing to share the details about the tutor and how much it costs?
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Re: 710 after 3 attempts [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2012, 07:00
Sure,

send me a PM, and I'll respond with details..
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